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Lockdown 16th and 17th October

Dear Fellow Lockdowners, I shall be teaching tomorrow, Monday, as well as Tuesday this week. The two lectures will be part of the wider...

King Charles I & Queen Henrietta Maria

We start at the finish, ie 30/1/1649 The context of our story today: Religious divisions The childhoods of our two Principals The...

The Thirties

The 1930s began in New York on the 29th October 1929 with The Wall Street Crash. The ripples spread our across the world. Britain, like...

Book Recommendation

May I recommend a newly published book by Jonathan Farley, late of The Royal Naval College, Greenwich. THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER Jonathan...

Victorian Education and Health

Both of these areas became subject to progressive legislation during the Victorian era. The Education Act of 1870 revolutionised primary...

Crimean War: Short Booklist

The Crimean War Orlando Figes The Crimean War Hugh Small The Crimean War Paul Kerr The Crimean War John Sweetman The...

Victorian Age: War with Russia 1853-56

THE CRIMEAN WAR 'The war', said Frederick Engels,' was a colossal comedy of errors'. And so it was, but it nevertheless cost over 600...

The Victorian Age: The 'New' Woman

The eighteenth century saw the rise of a new professional and entrepreneurial middle class. Included amongst which were many women who...

A General List of New History Books

1848 Christopher Clark A new look at this seminal year in European history by the excellent Christopher Clark The Windsors at...

A Short Victorian Booklist: Part 2

Robert Peel Douglas Hurd Sir Robert Peel Norman Gash Parliament Vol 2 Chris Bryant The Conservative Party Robert...

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